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Material washed ashore in Australia examined for MH370 link

CTV News - ‎3 hours ago‎
CANBERRA, Australia -- Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane is unlikely to have come from the jet, an official said Wednesday.
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I'm the victim in assault, Marshall says

New Zealand Herald - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Former All Black Justin Marshall says he is not to blame for a late-night attack on him outside a Queenstown strip club. Tai Neilson (left) and Adam Kearns.

Body found in Beach Haven creek

Manawatu Standard - ‎6 hours ago‎
A man's body has been discovered in a creek by a member of the public in Beach Haven, Auckland, this afternoon. Police responded to the discovery on the North Shore around 3pm.
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League: The amicable quickie divorce

New Zealand Herald - ‎39 minutes ago‎
No hard feelings as coach John Kirwan (left) and Benji Marshall confirm their amicable separation. Photo / Richard Robinson. Benji Marshall saved his best performance for the Blues until the end.
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Brazil's Rousseff praises US for relaxing grip on Internet

Reuters - ‎23 minutes ago‎
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff praised the United States on Wednesday for its decision to ease control over the Internet and called for a more democratic, transparent network following the U.S.
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Fearing the Icefall: On Everest, dangers are clear - ‎Apr 22, 2014‎
FILE - In this May 18, 2003 file photo, mountaineers pass through the treacherous Khumbu Icefall on their way to Mount Everest near Everest Base camp, Nepal.

Child injured in quad bike accident

New Zealand Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
A police spokesman said it is understood the boy was one of two children who had been riding quad bikes at the property, before they collided.
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Greens links rankled with Jones

New Zealand Herald - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Shane Jones says the impact of his job on his health was concerning his friends and family. Photo / APN. Departing Labour MP Shane Jones' antipathy for the Green Party went so deep he once told Labour's leadership he would not be a minister if he was ...
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Outrage as PM arrives at housing development launch

Māori Television - ‎9 hours ago‎
There were scenes of outrage as Prime Minister John Key arrived in the Hawke's Bay suburb of Maraenui today, launching the new housing development of state housing in the area, but it was a scene that nearly left the Prime Minister quite literally with egg ...
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New intelligence watchdog - ‎15 hours ago‎
Gwyn is deputy solicitor-general at Crown Law and was previously a partner at two law firms. She is a former deputy secretary for justice and acting solicitor-general and chief executive at Crown Law.
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Labour promises pensions to all vets

New Zealand Herald - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Veterans are only eligible for a pension at present if they are disabled. Photo / Alan Gibson. All war veterans would be eligible for a veteran's pension under a Labour government, leader David Cunliffe said yesterday.
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Dollar rises ahead of rate hike

New Zealand Herald - ‎11 hours ago‎
The New Zealand dollar rose to a two-week high against its trans-Tasman counterpart after Australian inflation came in below expectations, leaving the Reserve Bank of Australia with room to keep interest rates on hold, while the local central bank prepares to ...

Web-security firm strikes Telstra deal potentially worth 'tens of millions'

New Zealand Herald - ‎36 minutes ago‎
New Zealand cyber-security firm Mako Networks says a deal it has struck with Australia's biggest telecommunications provider is potentially worth tens of millions of dollars and will greatly expand its reach across the Tasman.
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NZ migration gains hit 11 year high in March

Business Recorder - ‎11 hours ago‎
image WELLINGTON: New Zealand posted its highest migration gains in 11 years in March, official data showed on Wednesday, as fewer New Zealanders moved to Australia while more people settled in the country.

NZ shares rally on election speculation

TVNZ - ‎11 hours ago‎
New Zealand stocks rose as a front bench Labour Party MP quit, stoking speculation the incumbent National-led government will return for a third term.
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Second OCR rise expected

MSN NZ News - ‎37 minutes ago‎
The Reserve Bank is widely tipped to lift its benchmark interest rate for the second time in as many months - leading to higher mortgage rates but also better bank deposit rates for most New Zealanders.
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Uncapped broadband plans short on details - ‎16 hours ago‎
It is disappointing Telecom hasn't provided more information about how its new uncapped broadband plans will be managed, the Telecommunications Users Association (Tuanz) says.
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Optus teams with Wireless Nation to push Kiwi satellite broadband

ARNnet - ‎11 hours ago‎
Optus Satellite has announced a three year wholesale agreement with wireless nation to deliver satellite broadband services to business and private customers in New Zealand.
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Labour concerned by Nigella Lawson visa

Otago Daily Times - ‎Apr 21, 2014‎
Labour Party immigration spokesman Rajen Prasad says he would be concerned if British television cook Nigella Lawson was given an exemption to come to New Zealand solely because of her celebrity status, while other people in more need were being ...
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New 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' Movie to be Filmed in New Zealand

Fashion Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi (L), who starred "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Photo : REUTERS) The prequel to hit movie, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” will start filming in New Zealand in July.
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Waratahs wary of Weepu comeback

The Australian - ‎2 hours ago‎
THE NSW Waratahs are wary of the emotional charge that Piri Weepu's comeback from heart surgery will provide the Blues in the Anzac Day showdown at Eden Park.
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League: SBW never in running, says Kearney

New Zealand Herald - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney has confirmed that Sonny Bill Williams wasn't seen as an option for the Anzac test. The Herald reported yesterday that Williams was going to boycott the match, apparently disappointed at being implicated in the sleeping pills ...
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Benji Marshall reveals reasons he quit Super Rugby for NRL return

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
Ultimate League: It's not too late to sign up for our Fantasy NRL game. Benji Marshall needed just 16 minutes to sum up his three-and-a-half hour rugby career on Wednesday.

Whetu Barber gets life ban for ref punch

New Zealand Herald - ‎9 hours ago‎
A former ITM Cup rugby player has received a life ban from the code after punching a referee in the head at a game. Whetu Barber received the ban from Waikato Rugby Union judiciary earlier tonight after punching referee Mark Ray while playing for ...
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Top scientists debate issues facing Antarctica

TVNZ - ‎10 hours ago‎
New Zealand is playing host to an inaugural conference to help set the agenda for future Antarctic research. Some of the world's leading scientists are in Queenstown to debate the most important questions facing the continent in the next 20 years.
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Domestication under the spotlight: Born to be wild

Horsetalk - ‎19 hours ago‎
One of the markers of domestication is a reduction in size, but archeological evidence indicates size decreases were slow and inconsistent.
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Nurse inherits $300k after caring for neighbours - ‎14 hours ago‎
A nurse who accepted a $300,000 bequest from the estates of two neighbours she cared for before their deaths has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

Daily capsule for patients with skin cancer

New Zealand Doctor Online - ‎11 hours ago‎
Erivedge® (vismodegib), a new medicine that has been shown to help patients with a disfiguring and potentially life-threatening form of skin cancer, is now registered for use in New Zealand.